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GDPR and What it Means For You

GDPR and your IT Environment

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the latest development in the current EU agenda to safeguard its citizens and their private information. The GDPR introduces new rights for individuals and strengthens existing protections. These regulatory changes require consideration and critical assessment by organisations in order to understand their effects on business operations. Amended business practices, supported by IT system and operational processes will be required to achieve compliance with this new regulation.

The data protection legal landscape is evolving rapidly. It presents many challenges for businesses, government and public authorities. In particular for consumer-facing online businesses, those in the financial services sector or those in possession of sensitive personal data. The profile and extent of activity of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner in Ireland continues to grow, and this activity is expected to further increase under GDPR. Maximum fines for data breaches and non-compliance with regulation is €20m or 4% of group turnover, whichever is greater.

GDPR and your I.T. Environment

Typetec is very conscious that a lot of our customers may need to meet requirements around GDPR and may not know where to start. If you are concerned or need advise on where to begin maybe a good starting point is talking to Typetec. Although GDPR has company wide implications, your IT environment and data repository solution plays a big part.

Typetec has partnered with Grant Thornton who has a dedicated GDPR team, who along with Typetec can meet with you to asses your requirements to become GDPR compliant.

GT will provide a full assessment of your requirements and provide you with a roadmap. Typetec can help implement any security changes required as well as completing a full audit of your estate.

If you have any questions around your GDPR please contact us below or call  01 500 9001.  So we can get you on the road to being GDPR complaint.

By Finbarr O’Riordan